The work of first response is both gratifying and challenging. The good news is that agencies, as well as individuals, are waking up to the cost of unmitigated stress on the lives of law enforcement officers. Wellness and health are routine topics in the conversation. An essential aspect of this cultural shift is peer support.
Because police work is so unlike other professions, it makes sense that colleagues would band together to support each other through the occupational hazards that commonly arise in these ranks. But what are some of the potential perils? How is it best approached?
In this Q&A with psychologist Dr. David Black, president of Lexipol's Cordico wellness solution, we examine the opportunities peer support presents agencies, as well as best practice. There are pointers for existing teams and tips for setting one up from ground level.
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